| By Leila Reypour
BREAKING NEWS: Australia's humanitarian program increases to 18,750 starting from 2018-19
The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has just announced that Australia’s humanitarian visa program will add another 5,000 places starting from 2018-19. This will take the total number of visa granted in the humanitarian program to 18,750 per year.
Speaking at the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees in New York, hosted by President Obama, Prime Minister Turnbull also announced that Australia will participate in a US-led multilateral program to resettle refugees from Central America, from refugee camps in Costa Rica.