Some of the CM/1 forms preserved in the collection of files from England come from people who had submitted their application outside of the UK. For example, Stefania Feczko was in Lebanon when she filled out her application in November 1947. The IRO in London shared responsibility with the British government for DPs in the countries of the Middle East. At the end of 1947, over 22,000 DPs were being cared for in these countries. This is why the collection also includes CM/1 applications from DPs who were living in Egypt, India, Palestine/Israel, Syria, Lebanon and Turkey. According the IRO definition, the countries in East Africa were also part of the Middle East.