Some countries have access to clean cooking technologies and fuels, others are more dependent on the use of polluting, open fires or inefficient fuels for their household cooking needs. The Alliance has gathered information from a number of sources to provide country-level snapshots of a range of factors related to access to clean cookstoves and fuels.

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By the Numbers

RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Population 15,082,831
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking45%
Number of people who primarily use fuels such as wood, charcoal, coal, and kerosene for cooking9,300,000 (54%) (WHO, 2016)
Percentage of woodfuel harvest that is unsustainable32% (Bailis, et at., 2015)
Number of people affected by HAP7,530,000
Number of households affected by HAP1,570,000
Number of deaths per year attributable to HAP 4,600 (IHME, 2017)
Number of child deaths per year attributable to HAP \760
Urban population using solid fuels29.1%
Rural population using solid fuels88.3%
Population using wood for cooking61.3%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking0.4%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking0.0%
Population using gas for cooking36.9%
Population using electricity for cooking0.6%
Population using other fuels for cooking0.8%