Giving Compass' Take:

· Global Citizen displays 12 powerful photos to show what has happened in the past two weeks with education, migration, and pollution.

· How do these photos display the challenges people are facing around the world? Do these photos inspire individuals to make a difference? 

· Learn how climate change is affecting migration and education

People around the world celebrated the start of a new year last week. Although many of the challenges communities faced in 2018 are continuing into the new year, 2019 also comes with renewed opportunities to fight against extreme poverty.

Approximately 800,000 federal employees have been either furloughed or have been working without pay in the US after Congress failed to pass a new budget and the government shut down on Dec. 22. After 21 days without income, many of these workers are now struggling to pay their bills and feed their families.

As government employees face uncertainty about their next pay checks, hundreds of Central American migrants continue to anxiously await asylum at the US-Mexico border, after fleeing violence and poverty in their home countries.

The challenges of displacement have also been felt by Syrian and Venezuelan refugees.

Read the full article about education, migration, and pollution by Olivia Kestin, Erica Sanchez and Sophie Mae at Global Citizen.