QUETTA After sweeping away over 4,000 villages, the devastating floods in Naseerabad and Jaffarabad districts have rendered more than 0.5 million people homeless. Over 14 people, including women and children, have been died so far in flood-related incidents in Nasirabad during the last couple of days. Thousands of people are forced to take refuge on higher grounds under open skies while bracing sweltering heat, as they still wait for relief. The official sources said more 200,000 people in Dera Allah Yar were now homeless while the government was utilising all available resources to provide relief. Floods had already adversely hit Dera Allah Yar, Gandakha, Suhbatpur and Jhat Pat tehsils of Jaffarabad, as the locals were migrating towards Sibi and Quetta. On the other hand, the deluge entered the Usta Muhammad area, forcing people to climb onto their rooftops. Rojhan Jamali, the hometown of former premier Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali, is also among the list of inundated localities. Sources said the devastating flood had disconnected Balochistan with Sindh and Punjab as the Indus Highway was inundated while the land route to provide relief goods to Jaffarabad and Nasirabad could not be used due to gushing water. Talking to newsmen in Dera Murad Jamali, Commander Southern Command Lt Gen Javed Zia, after visiting the affected areas, said the Army was making all-out efforts to rescue and provide relief to the affectees, adding that the marooned people were also being shifted to safer places. He said relief camps had been established in Dera Murad Jamali, Sibi Dhadar and Usta Muhammad and provision of food where medical care was also available. Javed Zia said four helicopters, 16 boats and many trucks of Army were in use for relief activities. Meanwhile, an airlift of UNHCR relief supplies arrived in Quetta, as four C-130 Hercules planes moved 64 tonnes of tents, plastic sheets and mosquito nets from the UNHCR stockpiles in Peshawar to Quetta to help speed up the relief efforts.