A miner from the Koro diamond mine, near Carnot, poses for a portrait, Oct. 19, 2015.

Looking for Hope in the Land of the Ignored

William Daniel-Panos, "A miner from the Koro diamond mine, near Carnot, poses for a portrait, Oct.

A Muslim man sleeps under a sheet at a church in Carnot, where he is taking refuge with other Muslims following violence by antibalaka, Oct. 21, 2015.

Looking for Hope in the Land of the Ignored

French photographer William Daniels returns to the conflict-ravaged nation in the heart of Africa.

A man looks for gold in the Ndassima gold mine near Bambari, Central African Republic, July 28, 2015.

Looking for Hope in the Land of the Ignored

A man looks for gold in the Ndassima gold mine near Bambari, Central African Republic, July

An armed ex-Séléka rebel watches at the Ndassima gold mine near Bambari, Central African Repbulic, July 28, 2015. Several hundred miners produce an estimated 33 lbs (15 kg) of gold per month, according to the United Nations Group of Experts report. The mine is controlled by the Muslim ex-Seleka General Ali Daras. Most of the gold produced in Ndassima is trafficked to Cameroon through Bangui by air and ground.

Looking for Hope in the Land of the Ignored

French photographer William Daniels returns to the conflict-ravaged nation in the heart of Africa.

A camp for internally displaced people in Kaga Bandoro, Central African Republic, July 30, 2015.

Looking for Hope in the Land of the Ignored

A camp for internally displaced people in Kaga Bandoro, Central African Republic, July

A displaced woman sits by her tent made by plastic sheeting in a camp for internally displaced people in Kaga Bandoro, Central African Republic, July 30, 2015.

Looking for Hope in the Land of the Ignored

A displaced woman sits by her tent made by plastic sheeting in a camp for internally displaced people in Kaga Bandoro, Central African Republic, July

A burned car is seen from the window of a United Nations armored vehicle, a few days after heavy clashes erupted in Bangui following the murder of a young Muslim, on Oct. 3, 2015.

Looking for Hope in the Land of the Ignored

French photographer William Daniels returns to the conflict-ravaged nation in the heart of Africa.

Muslims leave the central mosque after the first prayer of the day in Bangui, Central African Republic, Nov. 30, 2015.

Looking for Hope in the Land of the Ignored

Muslims leave the central mosque after the first prayer of the day in Bangui, Central African Republic, Nov.

A man accused of sorcery is treated by a nurse from Doctors Without Borders at night without electricity in Amada Gaza, Central African Republic, Oct. 14, 2015.

Looking for Hope in the Land of the Ignored

A man accused of sorcery is treated by a nurse from Doctors Without Borders at night without electricity in Amada Gaza, Central African Republic, Oct.

A man listens to his radio in a building situated in the compound of the church of Carnot, Central African Republic, Oct. 18, 2015. About 500 muslims have been living there for 22 months with little access to food and health care.

Looking for Hope in the Land of the Ignored

A man listens to his radio in a building situated in the compound of the church of Carnot, Central African Republic, Oct. About 500 muslims have been living there for 22 months with little access to food and health care.

Some of the 4,700 people who live in the bush after an attack on the village of Marzé, where 114 houses were burned in late July, are seen on Aug. 2, 2015.

Looking for Hope in the Land of the Ignored

Some of the people who live in the bush after an attack on the village of Marzé, where 114 houses were burned in late July, are seen on Aug.

Supporters of Muslim presidential candidate Karim Meckassoua are held back at an airport in Bria, eastern Central African Republic, Dec. 24, 2015. Thousands of supporters, some asking for money, came to welcome him.

Looking for Hope in the Land of the Ignored

Supporters of Muslim presidential candidate Karim Meckassoua are held back at an airport in Bria, eastern Central African Republic, Dec. Thousands of supporters, some asking for money, came to welcome him.

A leader of an antibalaka militia group, Pelé, smokes a cigarette in the village of Balakadja, Central African Republic, on Aug. 4, 2015.

Looking for Hope in the Land of the Ignored

A leader of an antibalaka militia group, Pelé, smokes a cigarette in the village of Balakadja, Central African Republic, on Aug.

A woman suffering complications from pregnancy traveled for two hours on a motorbike from her village before a team from Doctors Without Borders took her to the hospital in Berberati, Central African Republic, Oct. 14, 2015.

Looking for Hope in the Land of the Ignored

A woman suffering complications from pregnancy traveled for two hours on a motorbike from her village before a team from Doctors Without Borders took her to the hospital in Berberati, Central African Republic, Oct.

A man disguised as pregnant woman dances to welcome candidate Anicet Georges Dologuelé, who is running for president, at the aerodome in Mobaye, Central African Republic, Dec. 20, 2015.

Looking for Hope in the Land of the Ignored

A man disguised as pregnant woman dances to welcome candidate Anicet Georges Dologuelé, who is running for president, at the aerodome in Mobaye, Central African Republic, Dec.

Supporters of candidate Constant Gouyomgbia Kongba Zeze (nicknamed GKZ) escort his vehicle to the airport in Kaga Bandoro, a town still controlled by ex-Séléka leaders, Central African Republic, Dec. 27, 2015.

Looking for Hope in the Land of the Ignored

Supporters of candidate Constant Gouyomgbia Kongba Zeze (nicknamed GKZ) escort his vehicle to the airport in Kaga Bandoro, a town still controlled by ex-Séléka leaders, Central African Republic, Dec.

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