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 795,369
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking7%
Number of people who primarily use fuels such as wood, charcoal, coal, and kerosene for cookingno data
Percentage of woodfuel harvest that is unsustainableno data
Number of people affected by HAP55,676
Number of households affected by HAP14,431
Number of deaths per year attributable to HAP 111
Number of child deaths per year attributable to HAP 4
Urban population using solid fuels<5%
Rural population using solid fuels13.6%
Population using wood for cooking10.2%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking0.4%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking39.2%
Population using gas for cooking48.0%
Population using electricity for cooking1.6%
Population using other fuels for cooking0.6%