(NRC) – More than 50,000 people who have fled from Eastern Ghouta to overcrowded and ill-equipped reception centres on the outskirts of Damascus over the last days are arriving exhausted, malnourished and afraid of what comes next. The Norwegian Refugee Council is at the reception sites delivering essential aid with other actors as thousands more are believed to be on their way out of the besieged areas. Many of them are currently housed in schools and severely damaged buildings but others are sleeping in the open air or improvising tents with plastic sheets as spaces are running out.