MCC Photo/Stephanie Dyck

Apartments in Beirut, Lebanon, heavily damaged after the explosion. 

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Kyle Rudge learns more about the explosion in Beruit from an MCC staff member who works in Lebanon.

On Aug. 4, a large explosion killed more than 200 people and injured more than 6,000 others in the capital city of Beirut, Lebanon. Stephanie Dyck, MCC's Disaster Response and External Grants Coordinator for Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, was shopping for groceries when the explosion happened just a few kilometers away. 

Stephanie shares her first-hand experience and talks about the aftermath of the explosion with Bruce Guenther, MCC's Disaster and Response Director. 

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Threads, formerly known as Word and Deed, was established in April 2007. It is a 15-minute radio program hosted by Kyle Rudge featuring the work of MCC in Manitoba and around the world. Threads broadcasts on CFAM AM 950, CHSM AM 1250 and CHRB AM 1220 at 8:45 am every fourth Sunday of the month. Visit to hear more podcasts from MCC Manitoba.