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 29,987,800
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking36%
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 HAP10,795,608
Number of households affected by HAP2,798,258
Number of deaths per year attributable to HAP 6,420
Number of child deaths per year attributable to HAP 934
Urban population using solid fuels11.5%
Rural population using solid fuels79.6%
Population using wood for cooking30.0%
Population using dung for cooking4.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking0.0%
Population using coal for cooking3.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking3.0%
Population using gas for cooking56.0%
Population using electricity for cooking2.0%
Population using other fuels for cooking2.0%