Alexandra Issa-el-Khoury

Mrs. Alexandra Issa-el-Khoury served as the Vice-Chairwoman of the Standing Commission from November 1973 until October 1977. Previously, she had been a Member of the Central Committee of the Lebanese Red Cross since 1951 until she succeeded her mother as President of her National Society. During her tenure as President, her National Society was able to regain and maintain a truly unique position of impartiality and humanitarian spirit, which was respected by all parties to the tragic conflict in Lebanon. Mrs. Issa-el-Khoury has been an active member of the Movement on an international level too, having attended many international conferences and meetings. She received the Henry Dunant medal in 1981 and a road in Beirut, Lebanon has been named after her. She had a degree in Philosophy and was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1926 where she died in 1997.[1][2]

[1] Standing Commission