Iraq Donations Sought U.S. and Iraqi delegations to an international conference on Iraq's reconstruction step up efforts to persuade other countries to contribute money. About $20 billion is anticipated from the United States. Allies, led by Japan's $3.5 billion pledge, have agreed to contribute another $10 billion in grants and loans. The United Nations estimates that $55 billion is needed to rebuild Iraq. Hear NPR's Guy Raz.