Since our establishment in 2002, CASE has assisted over
2000 clients in seeking permanent protection as refugees or
humanitarian entrants, in their applications to be reunited with
their family members, and in ultimately securing citizenship.
CASE's clients come from places far and wide including:
Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Burma, Burundi,
Cambodia, Cameroon, China, Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Iran, Iraq,
Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Palestine, Pakistan, Poland,
Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tibet, Turkey, Vietnam, Liberia,
Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, Ukraine,
Below is a thank you letter from a former refugee.
"To everyone that works in CASE
For Refugees Office Perth
My name is ……… and I would like to thank everyone in the CASE
office for everything they have done for me. This week I received a
letter from Immigration advising me that my Temporary Protection
Visa is now changed to a Permanent Resident.
You cannot imagine the relief I felt when I received this
letter, my heart began to beat normal again, I feel that I now have
a wonderful future ahead of me and I can finally be proud to say I
am Australian and that Australia has recognized me as a Human
Being, something that my country of birth has not and will never
As you know I am a …… born in ……. Yet I was treated as a
nothing, given nothing and felt like nothing. Australia and its
people have given me hopes, dreams and a future I didn't think I
would ever have in my life.
I know that if it wasn't for your help, advise, guidance and
understanding I wouldn't be where I am today and I just wanted to
thank you from my heart and soul how much you have been able to
change my life and future. I feel like I have been re-born and
given a second chance at life and to this I am extremely
It is so hard to fully express my gratitude, feelings and
emotions, but it is truly a wonderful feeling and I wanted to share
this with you and again thank everyone at CASE so much.
Take care and my kindest regards always,"
For examples of our work please view the following stories.
Personal names have been changed and all identifying factors have
been removed to ensure client confidentiality...
Ali is a Hazara in his late 30's from
a small community in Afghanistan......
Jeanne is a Hutu who had Tutsi
Ismail is a Kurd who was badly
The Chin are an ethnic
minority in Burma....
It is important to remember the words of former UN Secretary
General, Kofi Annan, when he said:
Refugees are ordinary people living extraordinary lives: driven
from their homes by fear, conflict and persecution, they have had
to give up jobs, possessions, dreams, even families in their
struggle to survive. They remain some of the most vulnerable people
in our society. They need assistance and protection. And they need