The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) was distributing supplies to more than 2,000 refugees in Georgia, officials from the agency said Tuesday.
"The number of people in need of help increases by the hour," WFP Director for Georgia, Lola Castro, said in a statement.
The agency has already, on the request of the Georgian government, distributed 10-day food rations to around 2,000 people displaced as a result of fighting in South Ossetia. They had sought refuge in shelters in Tbilisi, the Georgian capital where 2,750 people were on Tuesday listed as displaced, dpa reported.
Food aid from the WFP stocks in Georgia were being used initially.