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

RegionMiddle East and North Africa
Population 23,852,409
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking33%
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 HAP7,871,295
Number of households affected by HAP1,174,820
Number of deaths per year attributable to HAP 7,695
Number of child deaths per year attributable to HAP 2,163
Urban population using solid fuels<5%
Rural population using solid fuels52.7%
Population using wood for cooking12.1%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking12.1%
Population using coal for cooking12.1%
Population using kerosene for cooking3.4%
Population using gas for cooking58.9%
Population using electricity for cooking0.6%
Population using other fuels for cooking0.9%