Raed Al Saleh, head of the Syrian Civil Defense, was scheduled be in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday evening to receive InterAction's 2016 Humanitarian Award. Instead, he was denied entry to the United States at Dulles International Airport. What happened?

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  • Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers is an Associate Editor for Devex. Based on the U.S. West Coast, she works with Devex's team of correspondents and editors around the world, with a particular focus on gender. She previously worked as Devex’s Southeast Asia correspondent based in Bangkok, covering disaster and crisis response, resilience, women’s rights, and climate change throughout the region. Prior to that, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.

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