A herd of goats. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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Now, the 17-year-old is an asylum-seeker in Stockholm and doing what he does best: herding goats."In Afghanistan, we had a lot of goats and sheep so when I came to Lidingo ... I wanted to help out and learn a little Swedish," he says.He's been living in Sweden for a year and a half, anxiously waiting for his asylum request to be processed.Afghans constitute by far the highest number of unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in Sweden.While the asylum process can take more than a year on average, a majority of Afghan minors have their applications approved, according to the Swedish Migration Agency's 2016 figures. Mohammad Ali Mohammadi, a 15-year-old asylum-seeker, fled to Sweden from the Taliban stronghold province of Maidan Wardak.Sweden, which in 2015 took in the largest number of refugees per capita in Europe, is a popular destination for young asylum-seekers because of free education and health care.Hanif Mohammadi, who never went to school in Afghanistan, says he wants to continue his education in Sweden.
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