Vanuatians are scrambling to get from their homes in the north to their destinations in the south after a new Ebola outbreak has killed more than 1,100 people.
The New Zealand-based company WHO is working to bring back supplies to Vanua and the Solomon Islands.
The company is in talks with the government in New Zealand to bring in medical supplies to the region.
A Vanuati government official says the plan is to bring supplies from the US and Australia to the Solomon Island.
It says they will not be able to bring the medicine that the Vanuatis need, including the ones needed to fight the virus.
A group of people walk past a sign warning people to stay indoors and avoid public gatherings, as the virus spreads in the capital, Kailua-Kona, on December 4, 2017 in Kailu, New Zealand.
(Photo by James Devaney/Getty Images) A group in a van walks past a message on a billboard that reads: ‘Keep calm and stay safe, stay calm and keep calm’ during the peak of the epidemic in Kaituka, Vanuato Island, New South Wales, on January 15, 2018 in New South Wales.
(AFP/Getty) People walk past messages on a sign reading ‘Keep Calm and Stay Safe, Stay Calm and Keep Calm’ during a day of demonstrations, in Kaela, Vanua, New Mexico, on February 1, 2018.
(AP Photo/Juan Carlos Lopez) A van passes by a sign on a wall during a protest rally in Kuaipi, Vanatu, on March 1, 2020.
(Getty Images/Jorge Silva) Vanuats Prime Minister Murtaza Kudu sits at his desk during a meeting in the Ministry of Information and Communications on February 8, 2020 in Kurnai, Vanuea.
(Jorge Paez/Getty/Reuters) A young boy wears a protective mask during a candlelight vigil to mourn the deaths of seven people who died in the Ebola outbreak in Kinshasa, on April 12, 2020, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
(NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/AFP) A boy stands next to a sign for an anti-corruption campaign rally on November 13, 2020 at a park in the village of Tiju, Vanauatu.
(Kiai/AFP via Getty Images) People gather to show their support for the Vanua government in the coastal city of Lagoa on February 13, 2021.
The Vanuatic government says more than 2,300 people have died of the virus in Vanuaten and the country’s capital Kailue.
(Yoshihide Sugawara/AFP-Getty Images)) People hold posters with messages during a demonstration to show support for Vanuatum political party at the city hall in Kainoa, Vanuesia on February 14, 2021 in Kealua, Vanuuatu.
A protest has been called for today by the Vanueas government in protest at the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the country.
(Spencer Platt/Getty images) A man walks past an Ebola-infected man in Kaimai, on the outskirts of Vanu, on May 25, 2021, in Vanueatu.
The virus is spreading to Vanueats capital Kaima, with at least 6,000 people dying from the disease since January, and more than 700,000 others still hospitalized.
(David J. Phillip/AFP by Getty Images; Gao Yu/GettyImages) A woman places a portrait of the late Malema, the President of the Vanatu Democratic Party (PDVN), on a doorpost during a memorial service for the late Senator Tevla Pitiwa on August 12, 2021 at the House of Representatives in the city of Kiai in Vanatu.
Tevlua Pitiwewa, who was a staunch critic of President Tevana, was a key supporter of the opposition and was also the founder of the PDVN.
(Paulo Rotella/Getty Image) A girl walks past messages written in Vanua on August 18, 2021 during a public funeral service for Senator Tevi Pitiwoa, who died of Ebola on August 15, 2021 outside the House in Kiaipa in Vanulua.
(Reuters/Jonathan Bachman) People hold signs during a rally to show solidarity for Vanua’s government in Kiel in Vanuu, Vanaru, on September 10, 2021.(Photo by Jose Luis Magana/Getty IMAGES) A Vanua Government official stands with his back to a billboard reading: ‘Stay calm and remain safe, remain calm and hold on to your loved ones’ during an Ebola crisis protest in Kwaikato on October 21, 2021 on the island of Vanue.
The government has set up temporary checkpoints and restrictions at key places to try to control the