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

RegionSub-Saharan Africa
CountryCentral African Republic
Population 4,525,209
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking97%
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 HAP4,389,453
Number of households affected by HAP844,126
Number of deaths per year attributable to HAP 4,371
Number of child deaths per year attributable to HAP 1,360
Urban population using solid fuels95%>no data
Rural population using solid fuels95%>no data
Population using wood for cooking96.9%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking2.2%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking0.2%
Population using gas for cooking0.1%
Population using electricity for cooking0.3%
Population using other fuels for cooking0.3%