KARACHI - To wait for food and sleep empty stomach, have no option but to drink contaminated water and lack of medical facilities have plagued hundreds of thousands people of District Thatta, who have migrated temporarily towards Makli graveyard under fear of floodwater. Moreover, almost 90 per cent of the total displaced people are living without shelter, under open sky, in miserable condition on hilly graveyard and along the Thatta-Karachi road and streets of Makli. This scribe went to Thatta City on Monday and visited relief camps, where hundreds of thousands people are staying under scorching-heat without any government relief. The people from Thatta city, Sujawal, Daro, Belo, Chohar Jamali, Jati and other towns and villages are living in 14th to 18th century old Makli graveyard, where more than half a million tombs and graves, spread on area of six square miles near Thatta city. Muhammad Usman Soorja, who left his home from Sujawal city with 13 other family members, told The Nation that he took 40 kg rice flour with him and other all belongings washed away in floodwater. He said that he had been living at Makli graveyard for last five days and had not received any relief including food or tent from the government. He expressed his worries that how he would feed his children as rice flour they brought was about to finish. An elderly woman Majia almost shared the same problems, saying that non-availability of potable water was their severe problem as they were forced to fetch polluted water from the nearby well, which was not fit for human consumption. Sharing the alarming situation at relief camps, she said that despite the fact that people threw polythene bags and other rubbish into the well water and even women wash their clothes from the same water, they had no other option but to use the well water for dinking. She said that children were getting sick due to consumption of polluted water, adding that the government had turned a blind eye towards their problems. Nobody bothers to know how we are living; what problems we confront; you yourself can observe the abject miseries we are living in, he lamented. Rukhsana Mirbahar said that they fled from homes after arrival of floodwater in Sujawal but the government did not provide them transport facility. She rejected the tall claims of government regarding supply of relief aid to flood affectees, saying that her two minor children had not received milk since three days, while they prepare food from their own stuff which they brought with them. Mai Rukhsana, who is 9 months pregnant, was worried about her baby who will come within next few days. She said that she could not managed a medical check-up because neither there was any medical facility at camp in the limits of the graveyard, nor she had money to go to a private hospital. However, majority of the displaced people complained about lack of relief aid, potable water and medical facilities. Meanwhile, Sindh Culture Minister Sassui Palijo told The Nation that the government was trying to provide relief to all the flood affectees. She, however, admitted that food and potable water could be reached to all the flood devastated people so far.