Her Majesty The Queen has sent the following messages to countries affected by Cyclone Idai. Her Majesty has also made a private donation to the Disaster Emergency Committee appeal.
Message to President Mutharika of Malawi
Prince Philip and I were deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and widespread destruction caused by flooding and cyclonic winds in Malawi last week.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victims, and to all those who have lost their homes and livelihoods.
Message to President Nyusi of Mozambique
Prince Philip and I were deeply saddened to learn of the devastation and loss of life caused by Tropical Cyclone Idai in Mozambique.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who have lost loved ones and those who are in urgent need of food, water, medical care and shelter.
Message to President Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe
Prince Philip and I offer our deepest sympathies to the people of Zimbabwe, who have been so severely impacted by Cyclone Idai.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who have lost loved ones, livelihoods, and those too who are in urgent need.