US, UN: Peacekeepers in Darfur limited by land, water

US and United Nations officials say peacekeepers in the war-torn Darfur region of Sudan are limited by some of the factors feeding the conflict - access to land and water. The UN is trying to field a joint UN-African Union force agreed to by Sudan, But so far only about 9,000 of the authorized 26,000 peacekeepers are deployed. Senior UN official Jane Holl Lute told lawmakers on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Wednesday that peacekeepers need bases with access to water before the full force can be deployed. The force must also figure out how to share water with local inhabitants to avoid aggravating tensions, said Hull.