Some countries have access to clean cooking technologies and fuels, others are more dependent on the use of solid fuels, rudimentary cookstoves, and open fires 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
CountryCongo, Democratic Republic
Population 65,705,093
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking93%
Number of people affected by HAP61,105,736
Number of households affected by HAP12,431,590
Number of deaths per year from HAP 53,202
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 27,582
Urban population using solid fuelsno data
Rural population using solid fuelsno data
Population using wood for cooking66.2%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking28.9%
Population using coal for cooking0.0%
Population using kerosene for cooking0.1%
Population using gas for cooking0.0%
Population using electricity for cooking4.6%
Population using other fuels for cooking0.2%