Queen Alia remembered

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 Today marks the 32nd anniversary of the death of Her Majesty Queen Alia, who passed away on February 9, 1977. The late Queen, born in Cairo in December 1948, died in a helicopter crash while returning from an inspection trip to Tafileh Hospital in southern Jordan. Born Alia Baha Uddin Toukan, Queen Alia married King Hussein in 1971. They had two children: Their Royal Highnesses Princess Haya and Prince Ali. Active in charity and social work, the late Queen represented Jordanian women at many international conferences, serving as a model for Arab women, supporting Arab women’s causes and their participation in socio-economic development. In memory of Queen Alia, Princess Haya set up Tkiyet Um Ali, the region’s first food-relief NGO which provides assistance to underprivileged families