ZNBC News reported on Boxing Day that Zambezi had run out of food :
Zambezi runs out of food (ZNBC News, 26/12/08) - Hunger is haunting Zambezi in North western province. Zambezi East member of Parliament, Charles Kakoma, says the district is in dire need of relief food. Mr. Kakoma says the district last received relief food in February this year. He appealed to the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit to urgently send relief food to the area. Mr. Kakoma told ZNBC news that most of the crops in the area were washed away in the last rainy season.