LAHORE - Punjab Economic Research Institute (PERI) in collaboration with International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, DC, and Innovative Development Strategies (IDS), organised a one-day seminar on Promoting Food Security Following the 2010 Pakistan Floods: Insights from South Asia Experience here at the Punjab Economic Research Institute. According to a press release issued on Tuesday, Professor Paul Dorosh of IFPRI and Sohail J. Malik of IDS presented their research papers during the seminar. The foreign speakers in their presentations highlighted the devastating impact of 2010 Floods in Pakistan in terms of loss of life and extensive damage to the countrys infrastructure and education, health, water and sanitation, transportation, communication, agriculture, trade and industrial sectors. Four major areas were covered in the presentations including market and trade policies, institutional framework and sources of financing, livelihood programmes and welfare transfers, rehabilitation of agriculture and infrastructure. The existing system for the disaster management and other possible mechanism for channelling the disaster rehabilitation funds and efforts were also reviewed. The province-wise impact and damages 2010 Flood were briefed and total damages $6,555 million in which 1677 numbers of deaths, 2605 injured, 1.25 million house damaged, 18.4 million population affected, 3.6 hectares crop area affected were also reported. Number of main illness cases including 204,040 acute Diarhia, 263,356 skin diseases including scabies and 204,647 acute respiratory infections were also reported as first round effects on health and while second round effects on health such as Malaria, Dingy Fever, Typhoid and other diseases were inevitable. For incorporating livelihood strategies in relief and rehabilitation with regard to Pakistan 2010 floods in the light of South Asia lessons, the required measures were proposed in the disaster response of 2010 Flood.