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

RegionEast Asia and Pacific
CountryMarshall Islands
Population 52,555
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking32%
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 HAP16,818
Number of households affected by HAP3,696
Number of deaths per year attributable to HAP 21
Number of child deaths per year attributable to HAP 2
Urban population using solid fuels8.9%
Rural population using solid fuels94.0%
Population using wood for cooking33.5%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking0.1%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking29.9%
Population using gas for cooking18.6%
Population using electricity for cooking17.3%
Population using other fuels for cooking0.6%