For many people who fled South Ossetia, there is an agonising decision to make: do they take the risk of returning home now, or wait until there is confirmation that a complete ceasefire is being respected. In one sanatorium in North Ossetia, more than 300 people have sought refuge.
â€œWe want to go back home, but I get afraid when I think about it,â€ said one woman. â€œI wish somebody could guarantee that there wonâ€™t be any shooting when we get home. Weâ€™re ready to go back, but we are so afraid.â€
Containers of blankets, medicine and equipment continue to arrive in Tbilisi on board American military planes. While the US army is officially there just to deliver humanitarian aid, it is a powerful show of support for the Georgian government.
Authorities in Tbilisi are also preparing for an influx of Georgians displaced by the conflict. A tent city has been set up, one of many the authorities say may be needed.