Around 15 tons of aid is to be delivered to Georgia by the Red Cross in the coming days, reported dpa, refer to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
The aid, consisting of medical supplies and equipment for the preparation of clean drinking water for around 20,000 people, is to be transported from Geneva to the region by plane.
The start is planned for "early this week," the ICRC statement said, without providing more exact details.
Up till now, Red Cross aid workers have not entered into the most seriously effected areas.
"So far, the ICRC has not been able to gain access to South Ossetia. This remains a priority for us," said Dominique Liengme, the ICRC's delegation head in Georgia.
"The fighting has been too intense for us to move around or distribute assistance, so we are continuing to call for unimpeded and safe access to all areas affected by the conflict," she added.