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

RegionMiddle East and North Africa
Population 23,852,409
Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking33%
Number of people affected by HAP7,871,295
Number of households affected by HAP1,174,820
Number of deaths per year from HAP 7,695
Number of child deaths per year from 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%