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25 Aug 2011 description


El huracán Irene ha alcanzado actualmente la categoría 3 en la escala Simpson-Saffir. Se prevé que cobrará mayor fuerza y podría alcanzar la categoría 4. Se esperan vientos máximos de cerca de 120 mph, con ráfagas que podrían ser incluso mayores. Se prevé que el huracán Irene seguirá en dirección noroeste a una velocidad de 12 mph durante la noche, a medida que se acerca a la costa oriental de los Estados Unidos.

02 Nov 2010 description

WASHINGTON, DC - With Hurricane Tomas barreling towards Haiti and the hundreds of thousands of people in displacement camps, the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) is urgently seeking cash donations so it can help this already battered population.

"Hurricane Tomas couldn't come at a worst time as the country battles a deadly cholera epidemic and is trying to rebuild after the destructive quake," says Amy Coughenour, PADF's deputy executive director.

More than 1.3 million Haitians are in crowded, poorly equipped displacement camps that offer no shelter …

13 Jan 2010 description

Donations accepted on toll-free number (877) 572-4484

Washington, D.C., January 13, 2010 - After the devastating 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti, the non-profit Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) is asking companies, governments and individuals for $10 million in order to meet the urgent needs of Haitians.

"This is a critical time for Haiti and our neighbors need our help," says John Sanbrailo, PADF's Executive Director.

PADF - the natural disaster relief arm of the Organization of American States (OAS) - is preparing to send emergency relief supplies …

17 Dec 2009 description

Washington, D.C., Dec. 17 Major League Baseball pitcher and former Texas Rangers Joaquin Benoit is adding new meaning to the word relief this Christmas for thousands of Haitians.

Benoit responded to the Pan American Development Foundations request for cash assistance that allows the non-profit to deliver hospital equipment to areas in Haiti that are still recovering from hurricanes and to the countrys toughest slums.

When I heard that our neighbors in Haiti needed medical equipment, I felt compelled to make a difference, says Benoit, who is from the Dominican Republic.

10 Sep 2008 description

Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 9, 2008) - Nearly 500 survivors of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike are out of the rain tonight thanks to temporary shelters that were provided by Citi through its Citi Foundation and flown to Haiti by FedEx, the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) announced today.

"Corporate partners like FedEx and Citi saw an immediate need and were able to meet it," says Amy Coughenour, Deputy Director of the Pan American Development Foundation.

FedEx made special arrangements to send one of its planes with relief supplies.

04 Sep 2008 description

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- In the aftermath of three back-to-back natural disasters that so far left more than 170 people dead in Haiti, the Pan American Development Foundation (http://www.padf.org) is asking the public for donations to help the survivors who are living in a desperate situation.

"We have field reports of people who have not had a drink of water in days," says Amy CoughenourBetancourt, Deputy Director of PADF.

24 Apr 2008 description

Haitians took to the streets in early April in protest of rising food costs. Country-wide demonstrations lasted several days; and many businesses, public offices, and private homes suffered damages. The rising cost of living, although felt worldwide, is particularly marked in Haiti where a large percentage of food and essential products are imported-a condition further exacerbated by the global rise in fuel costs.

11 Sep 2007 description

Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 11, 2007) -Representatives of the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) met today with representatives of Chevron Corporation, operating in Haiti under its Texaco brand , to express their appreciation and gratitude for the Company's quick and decisive support following the recent crisis caused by Hurricane Dean.

Following the recent storm, almost 10,000 individuals fled to emergency shelters as heavy winds, rains, and flooding forced them from their homes.

11 Sep 2007 description

Port-au-Prince, Haïti (le 11 septembre 2007) - Des représentants de la Fondation Pan Américaine de Développement (PADF) se sont réunis aujourd'hui avec des représentants de la Corporation Chevron, qui fonctionne en Haïti sous le nom de sa marque Texaco, afin de lui exprimer son appréciation et sa gratitude pour son soutien rapide et décisif à l'occasion de la crise récente causée par le cyclone Dean.

Lors de la tempête, près de 10.000 personnes se sont réfugiées dans les abris d'urgence, fuyant les vents violents, la pluie et les inondations.