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 198,656,019
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking6%
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 HAP11,919,361
Number of households affected by HAP3,136,674
Number of deaths per year attributable to HAP 21,350
Number of child deaths per year attributable to HAP 548
Urban population using solid fuels<5%
Rural population using solid fuels39.6%
Population using wood for cooking10.2%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking0.4%
Population using coal for cooking1.8%
Population using kerosene for cooking0.0%
Population using gas for cooking86.7%
Population using electricity for cooking0.5%
Population using other fuels for cooking0.4%