The U.N. reports that half a million people have registered as refugees from the Syrian civil war — but a recently returned Red Cross worker says the true figure is far higher because those fleeing are too scared to register.

“I don’t want to register as a refugee. I’m afraid this could mean a problem for us when we go back to Syria. I don’t know how, but it could be a problem.”

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