In the grounds of Muzaffarabad University a new city is being erected, but it is a city without tall buildings, shopping malls, restaurants or banks.
All that exists in this new city are tents, and it is now home for hundreds of families.
In the air there is a wretched smell. There are no toilets in this tent city and the lack of hygiene is becoming a major problem.
Everywhere I look I see hastily erected tents and children playing in dirt. I doubt if any of them have washed for days.
Crying for mother
This new city is also home for Khidra Sabir aged one and her elder brother Ali Raza, four and sister Sidra, six.
Khidra, her brother and sister lost their mother in the quake
They are being looked after in the camp by their aunt Zubeida. Their young mother Saeeda, who was 25, is dead. She was killed when their house collapsed in the quake.
Their father will now bring them up without a mother.
Zubeida, 40, a teacher, listens to Sidra's daily cries as she tries to come to terms with the loss of her mother. She said: "She cries so much. She just says my mother is dead and no-one loves me, although we do."
Amazingly, little Khidra was in the arms of her mother when their house collapsed but she escaped unscathed.
Conditions in Zubeida's tent are deteriorating day by day: "Water comes in the tent and 30 of us live in it. The children are getting ill with diarrhoea
"We are receiving clothes, but no blankets have reached us yet. The most important thing is to save the children from cold. There are so many dead bodies making the children fall ill."
A long time to recover
The camp is just one of many scattered around Muzaffarabad. Although the city still exists it will never be the same.
Zubeida said: "Our schools have gone - a whole generation has gone. It will take along time to recover.
"The people who have survived need to be looked after – we've gone back fifty years."
The very little that people have in the camp is often shared out between families: "We are doing things ourselves. We have distributed a lot of needy things to other needy people," said Zubeida.
She is now hoping Muslims in the west will also share what they have: "It will be a sadaqah jarriya for them to keep people alive," she said.
In Muzaffarabad, IR aid workers are distributing tents and blankets to the survivors in the city's many tent camps.
Report by Jamsheed Din, IR correspondent in Pakistan.