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Part of China has been hit by low-temperature and blizzard since 2 January.
According to the Ministry of Civil Affairs announced (MCA ), heavy snow has left 21 people dead in north and central China.
China will host the office of the new international programme, Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR).
An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale shook southwest China's Yunnan Province on Nov. 2.
5 provinces in the southeast mainland China have been hit by Typhoon Morakot.
A 5.5 magnitude earthquake in Yunnan province (southwestern China) injured more than 300 people and led to the collapse of thousands of homes.
Floods swept across southern China and northern Vietnam in the wake of several days of extreme rain in early July 2009.
Since the flooding season began, floods in 16 provinces in southern China had left 41 people dead
20 dead and 46 seriously injured in central China's Henan province. Uprooted trees, damaged homes, flattened crops, and water and electricity supplies cut.
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